Technical Series

Wednesday's from 9AM - 11:30AM
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
 

PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSPARENCY AND EPDS

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (9AM-11:30AM)

The session will be a discussion among stakeholders regarding sustainability trends in material supply and why transparency is increasingly important for producers.  It will include perspectives from different stakeholders in the private and public sector on what they are looking for in materials’ transparency and sustainability, including through the mechanism of the environmental product declaration (EPD).

Speakers:
Frances Yang, Arup
Megan Stringer, SE, LEED, - Holmes Structures
Joseph Crummett, Devcon Construction
Jeremy Peterson-Self & Jacquelyn Wong – Caltrans/METS

This series is sponsored by: 


 

EMERGING TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021  (9AM-11:30AM)


With constant changes in the types of materials to produce concrete, producers face uncertainties in what will be acceptable, how it will perform, and whether it will be available.  There are new challenges in how project owners and contractors view new materials, approval processes, and adjustments are made to accept fluctuations.  This session will be a discussion among stakeholders to review emerging materials, how they are being accepted, and how disruptions are being addressed.

Speakers:
Tom Tietz & Nathan Forrest, CNCA
James Carusone, Salt River Materials
David Imse, Nevada Cement
Patrick Lo & Dominika Pekala, Caltrans/METS

This series is sponsored by: 

COMPUTING TO OPTIMIZE CONCRETE MIXES

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021  (9AM-11:30AM)

This session will explore the latest in technology and trends in producing concrete mixes and measuring concrete performance.  It will offer a discussion among stakeholders on how specifiers and owners view the changes, and what they will expect of concrete producers. 

Speakers:
Jeremy Gregory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elsa Olivetti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alan Kren, Rutherford & Chekene
Andrew Fahim, Giatec Scientific, Inc.
Dr. Gaurav Sant, University of California, Los Angeles

This series is sponsored by: 

ADVANCEMENTS IN CONCRETE INFRASTRUCTURE

Pavements and Bridges
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021  (9AM-11:30AM)
 
This session will be a discussion among stakeholders on recent and emerging developments in how public works projects are being managed, and the expectations and opportunities for materials producers.

Speakers:
Dorie Mellon, Robert Ferris & Keith Hoffman, Caltrans
Charles Stuart, SW Concrete Pavement Association
Marc Robert, G3 Quality
Sarah De Carufel, Giatec

This series is sponsored by: